March 21, 2019 at 12:59 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Netflix denies changing episode order of ‘Love, Death & Robots’ based on sexual orientation
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Netflix has denied changing the episode order for its new sci-fi anthology series “Love, Death & Robots” based on sexual orientation.

The speculation began when Out in Tech co-founder Lukas Thoms tweeted that he noticed a difference in episode order between him and his straight friend. Thoms said that his first episode featured a lesbian storyline while his straight friend’s first episode was ”the one that has the most realistic and explicit hetero sex.” Thoms noted that his other gay friends also had the same episode featuring the lesbian storyline listed as their first episode.

Netflix responded that the streaming company was experimenting with episode order for the series because its an anthology show and therefore episode order isn’t as important. However, it notes that they do not have the user data to differentiate a person’s sexual orientation so the episode order was coincidental.

Thoms added that he had “a friend I trust at Netflix” confirm that the episode order is “a 100% random A/B test.”

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